PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2008, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (3): 94-100.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2008.03.014

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The Influencing Factor s of Resour ces and Environments in the Process of Urbanization of China

YAO Shimou1, WANG Chen1,2, ZHANG Luocheng1, Roger C K Chen3, SONG Ping3   

  1. 1. Nanjing Institute of Geography &|Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China;
    2. Graduate School, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China;
    3. The Centre of Urban Planning &|Environmental Management, the University of Hong Kong
  • Received:2008-02-01 Revised:2008-05-01 Online:2008-05-25 Published:2008-05-25


Urbanization is an important and integrative topic for the development of society and economy in current China, referring to the fundamental problem of how to promote a coordinated and balanced development of national economy and to achieve a new level; and referring to sustainable development that exploits resources appropriately and protects the environment perennially likewise. China is a developing country with a large population, exiguous land and limited resources, whose population base achieves 1.3 billion. And the absolute number of urban population is the highest in the world. Therefore, the influences of resources and environments on urbanization in China are very tremendous and profound. This article commences from the concept of urbanization, discourses the influences and constraints of foundation of resources and environment to urbanization in China in - depth, and analyzes the country's basic conditions with dialectical thought. It also puts forward new points of view for the future urbanization according to scientific outlook on development, and proposes countermeasures based on the country's basic conditions for urbanization.

Key words: foundation of resource and environment, integrative factors, new countermeasure of urbanization, urbanization